I’ve won the Man Booker Prize…only joking;-)


Back to reality, the truth…

Fellow blogger, David Kanigan, who is a great inspiration to me and a huge number of others, has kindly nominated me for THE BOOKER AWARD. After you’ve read this post, please do check out  http://davidkanigan.com/2012/09/01/books-books-books/#respond 

The Rules of this award are as follows:

1. Nominate other blogs, as many as you want but 5-10 is always a good suggestion. Don’t forget to let your recipients know.

2. Post the Booker Award picture.

3. Share your top 5 books of all time.

As a bookworm who reads at least thirty novels a year, I found choosing my five top books extremely challenging, so I cheated and threw in two trilogies as extras–my literary equivalents of after-dinner chocolates. I’ve based my choices upon which books I’ve loved so much that I didn’t want them to end.

Top Five Novels

  1. Far from the Madding CrowdThomas Hardy (classic fiction)
  2. The Stand – Stephen King (horror)
  3. No Name – Wilkie Collins (Victorian Sensation Novel – precursor to Detective genre)
  4. Advent – James Treadwell (fantasy)
  5. Dances with Wolves – Michael Blake (general fiction) *

Top Two Trilogies

  1. Millennium Trilogy – Stieg Larsson (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, and The Girl who Kicked over the Hornet’s Nest)
  2. His Dark Materials TrilogyPhilip Pullman (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) (Fantasy)

* Poor old Michael Blake never gets a mention, but, for those who don’t know, the film “Dances with Wolves” is based on a beautiful novel written by one of Kevin Costner‘s friends.

My Nominees for the Booker Award






Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

8 thoughts on “I’ve won the Man Booker Prize…only joking;-)”

  1. Thanks kindly for including me, Sarah, you rock xo I, too, am a Lisbeth Salander fan. Have a few asses I’d like her to kick for me since I’m legally not allowed to, lol 🙂 Love the way she has her own code of justice. Love the way your brain rolls xo


    1. Lisbeth Salander is the coolest of cool. Have you seen the movies? They’ve cast her brilliantly. I watched them one after another in a few days (I think it’s about 8 hours of DVD–my son lent them to me). For once, they managed to make a film of a book (or in this case, three books) exactly as I imagined it–characters, settings, and all. Of course, I watched it in Swedish with the subtitles. It wouldn’t have worked to watch the English with dubbing. I love the sound of the Swedish language.

      And, I agree, I think Salander would be ideal to kick some asses for you. Perhaps get Plague to dig up some extra dirt, too 😉


      1. I love her! I did the first movie but nothing since. Will look forward to it. You are so correct, she is well cast. Isn’t it funny how some languages are so musical to an ear while others are just darned annoying to some. I can never figure that out, guess it’s like musical taste, lol. Looking forward to seeing the next movies 🙂


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